Expert Spotlight

Expert Spotlight


Are you in need of an expert?  We personally select top qualified experts who excel in varying disciplines including fire and explosion, aviation, construction, marine, rail, utilities, and more. We will highlight one of these professionals biweekly; however, all of our experts can be found in the RTI Expert Directory.  For additional information on any expert, please contact us.

Senior Pilot, Flight Safety and Accident Investigator
RTI Expert 011290

Expert 011290 is a B-757/767 pilot for United Airlines, with over 20 years of flying experience in Part 91,135, and 121 operations. He also serves as the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Advanced Accident Investigation Course Director and as a Chief Accident Investigator. These roles have given him the opportunity to instruct in numerous ALPA safety courses, as well as leading the redevelopment of the ALPA Advanced Accident Investigation Course. Prior to his current positions with United Airlines and ALPA, he served as Senior Air Safety Investigator-in-Charge (IIC) with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for 7 years. During this time, he was responsible for investigating high visibility, complex, and unique accidents and incidents, involving a wide range of aircraft which spanned the industry from general aviation to air carrier operations. Most notably, he was involved in the investigations of: the John F. Kennedy Jr. accident, the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, the World Trade Center terrorist events, a mid-air collision between a Boeing 737 and Embraer Legacy in Brazil, and hundreds of additional accidents. He developed numerous Safety Recommendations during his tenure as an NTSB IIC, which resulted in notable safety changes in the aviation industry.

Professional Licenses
• FAA Airline Transport Pilot: multi-engine land rating
• FAA Commercial Pilot: single-engine land and sea ratings
• Aircraft Type Ratings in Boeing 737, 757, 767, and IAI 1124 Westwind


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